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Today's News

  • Rebel Ramblings - Aug. 24, 2016

    Grant County won last year’s matchup 47-14 in Dry Ridge.
    The Rebels will be looking for their first win over the Braves since 2012 when they won 44-14.
    The two teams have played every year since 2005. Grant County has eight of the last eleven minutes.
    The game will feature a pair of first year head coaches. T.J. Wesselman will be coaching his first game for the Rebels while Jamey Dalzell will be coaching his second game with Grant County.
    Grant County is 1-0 on the season after beating Carroll County 28-12 on Friday night.

  • Girls' golf beats Henry County at home

    The Lady Rebels enjoyed a home match last week at Fairway Golf Course.
    The team hosted Henry County and dominated the Lady Wildcats. Lydia Merrifield fired the low round of the day with a nine-hole total of 39. Debbie Farrar posted a 40 while Grace Chilton shot a 45. Morgan Woodyard shot 50 and Laura Duke 53.
    The team will be back on the course Thursday as they host the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic at Fairway Golf Course. Owen County will be looking to win their eighth straight title. On Tuesday, the team will host Walton-Verona.

  • Boy's golf team off to 2-1 start to begin season

    The Owen County boy’s golf team is off to a 2-1 start to begin the season.
    The Rebels lost their second match of the season to Richmond Model at Gibson Bay Golf Course.
    Austin Fitzgerald was the medalist as he finished with a nine-hole total of 38.
    Jordan Fitzgerald posted a 41 while Jordan Wilhoite shot 44. The Rebels lost the match by just four strokes.
    The boys followed up the loss by defeating Western Hills at Juniper Hills.
    Prather was the medalist with a 37 while Fitzgerald shot 39, Wilhoite 44 and Braden Howard 46.
     

  • Lady Rebels win season opener against South Laurel

    It was a winning weekend for the Owen County girls’ soccer team. The team opened the season on Saturday at home against South Laurel. The Lady Rebels got a pair of goals from Hailey Chappell as they defeated the Lady Cardinals 5-4. It was the first time since 2005 the team has won their opening match. They had tied in 2007 and 2011.
    Hyper Chamberlin, Meagan Bruener, and Hailey Gordon also had goals in the win.

  • Sports Shorts - Aug. 24, 2016

    Aug. 24

    The boys’ soccer team was in action three times last week.
    They fell 5-1 to Villa Madonna, 6-2 against Walton-Verona and 7-2 to South Laurel. They will be back in action Monday at Grant County. The Braves defeated the Rebels 3-1 last season.
     

  • Child, 20 months old, killed in ATV accident

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 20-month-old male involved in an ATV accident Sunday.
    KSP received a call of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Greenup Road and Georgetown Road in Hesler at approximately 7:30 p.m.
    A side-by-side off-road vehicle operated by Spencer Lawson, 27, of Owenton, overturned in the roadway. Cheyanne Fredrick, 24, of Corinth, was a passenger in the vehicle, along with the 20-month-old child.
    The child, identified as Braxton Trigg Cooke, was the son of Matthew and Brook Cooke.

  • Farming in the Bond family lifeblood

    To say farming runs in the family lifeblood for Danny Bond would almost be an understatement.
    “My family has farmed all their life,” Bond said. “…We had a farm that was in our family for 200 years, and I still farm that farm. A man bought it when my father passed away, but I still farm it for him.”
    Sparta resident Bond, 63, grew up on that same farm, owned at the time by his father James Carroll Bond and his uncle, Ralph Bond.
    His interest in the farm began when the young Danny Bond was already learning the art of agriculture.

  • Eight file for city council as general election takes shape

    While much of the buzz surrounding the Nov. 8 General Election focuses on the United States Presidential candidates, voters in the City of Owenton will make their selection of six city council members.
    The filing deadline for the Nov. 8 election passed Aug. 9, with all current city council members returning to the ballot: Adam Gaines, Robert Osborne, Larry Dale Perry, Milford Sipple, Jimmy Marston and Bobby Walker. Former Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid and Patty Sue Miller will also vie for a seat at city hall.

  • Jones on patrol as Owenton's newest police officer

    Sometimes the road called life has a detour. For Jason Jones, the short detour is over and he is back to doing what he loves: law enforcement.
    Jones, was sworn in Aug. 2 as a part-time police officer for the City of Owenton. In addition to his police duties here, he is also a full-time 911 coordinator for the Gallatin County Communications Center.

    Earning the badge
    “I’ve always wanted to be a police officer,” he said.

  • Stafford presents engaging program for historical society

    She’s a home-grown girl and her down-home humor danced about the room like a tonic.
    Owen County Mother of the Year is just one of her titles, but on any given day, whatever hat Melody Stafford wears is sure to be overflowing with love and laughter, at times accompanied by lively antics.